BRONZE FINAL - MATCH 47 (ECS21.386) BAYER UERDINGEN BOOSTERS (BUB) v KÖLN CC (KCC) 1200 GMT | 1400 CET | 1730 IST
BUB Last Five Matches: L W L W L (Avg Score For 84, Avg Score Against 82)
KCC Last Five Matches: NR W W W L (Avg Score For 98, Avg Score Against 77)
BAYER UERDINGEN BOOSTERS (BUB)
Captain: Kumar Mahendran
Wicketkeeper: Ahilan Ravinthran
Projected Top Four: Kumar Mahendran, Aritharan Vaseekaran, Ahilan Ravinthran, Thinesh Rajakulasingam
Projected Opening Bowlers: Pakeetharan Praba, Gobinath Navarathinam
Spin Options: Kumar Mahendran, Stebin Stephen
BAYER UERDINGEN BOOSTERS Key Players:
Kumar Mahendran, former Germany international, will be looking to lead by example with bat and ball, leading wicket taker in club history, has scalped six wickets from nine games so far.
Aritharan Vaseekaran, former Germany international, hit SIX maximos in an over, has racked up 210 runs from 10 games including 20 sixes - the most in the tournament, and has also picked up five wickets.
Thinesh Rajakulasingam, valuable all-rounder, second highest run scorer for BUB racking up 116 runs and has also scalped five wickets with the ball.
Pakeetharan Praba, leads the Boosters bowling attack, bowls some good outswinging deliveries, in good form with eight wickets including a best return of 2-3 vs KCH.
KÖLN CC (KCC)
Captain: Dhruv Patel
Wicketkeeper: Satya Srinivas
Projected Top Four: Irfan Ahmed, Satya Srinivas, Tejas Morbagal, Dhruv Patel
Projected Opening Bowlers: Prateek Dabholkar, Ameya Deshpande
Spin Options: Sandheep Ravishankar, Tejas Morbagal, Dhruv Patel
KÖLN CC Key Players:
Irfan Ahmed, explosive opening batsman with 20 years of German cricket experience, age is just a number for him, top scorer for KCC racking up 1210 runs from nine innings at a SR of 181, has scored more than 77 percent of his runs in boundaries.
Tejas Morbagal, an excellent top order batsman and a handy off-spinner, and a great team man. Instrumental in Koln’s first win and is heading the wicket taking charts this tournament scalping 12 wickets with a best return of 4-14, has also racked up 113 runs with the bat.
Sandheep Ravishankar, left arm orthodox bowler and a stylish batsman, has picked up 10 wickets with a best return of 3-8.
Koln CC almost pulled off a miracle against the German heavyweights MSC Frankfurt but just fell short in the end while co-hosts Bayer Uerdingen Boosters had a disappointing outing. Both teams will look to take third place honours to round off their campaign.
Match Prediction: Koln CC (KCC) to win at a canter and finish third.
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